Postgraduate Diploma in Computing

This programme intends to provide theoretical and hands on skills in computing to support learners’ initial careers. It aims at training high quality professionals in Systems Administration, Software Development, System Analysis and Design, Web Design and Management and Hardware Maintenance. Graduates of this programme will have an in depth understanding of ICT and work very well in purely ICT settings as well as apply advanced computing skills like programming, simulation and modeling in different professional disciplines.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted on the program, the candidate should have acquired a first degree in any discipline from a recognized university/institution. The candidate must be computer literate.

Duration of the Program

The program will extend over a period of one academic year. An academic year shall consist of two semesters and one recess term. A semester shall consist of 15 weeks of lectures. A recess term shall consist of 10 weeks.

Programme Structure

Year One, Semester One
Code Name LH TH PH CH CU
CS 500 Principles of Information & Communication Technologies 30 60 60 4
CS 501 Advanced Programming Principles 30 60 60 4
CS 502 Computer Hardware & Hardware Troubleshooting 15 60 45 3
CS 503 Principles of Computer Networking 30 30 45 3
TM 500 Research Methods 30 30 - 45 3
Total Load 17

Year One, Semester Two
Code Name LH TH PH CH CU
IT 500 Systems Administration 15 90 60 4
IS 507 Advanced Database Systems 45 30 60 4
IS 501 Systems Analysis & Design 15 60 45 3
IS 502 Modeling & Simulation 15 90 60 4
CS 504 Mobile Applications Development 30 30 45 3
Total Load 18
RECESS TERM  

Code

Name

LH

TH

PH

CH

CU

TM 501

Project

200

100

5

  PM 500

Project Management Theory & Practice

30

-

30

45

 3

Total Load

8

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